What a win for the Houston Rockets, and the result matters less than how their main pieces looked. James Harden, Jeremy Lin and, yes, even Omer Asik appeared to be worth every penny. The Houston triad was much mocked and questioned, but the Rockets emerged from the night with one of the NBA's most promising young teams.
League Pass aficionados, take note: This is your team until further notice. The Rockets might not make the playoffs this season, but their core is capable of such heights.